MONDAY 10TH JULY 2023 (1253 HOURS)
Called out by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service for a woman who had fallen down an embankment east of Dalton-on-Tees and was unable to weight-bear on her legs. With the location being towards the extreme north-west of our area we put in a request to our colleagues from Swaledale MRT to assist us.
Members from both Teams were directed towards the area and mounted a joint rescue, supporting the ambulance crew who were already in attendance and treating the casualty. She was subsequently placed on a Swaledale MRT stretcher and working together we carried her about 150-metres up some steep and slippery banking using a backup rope system in places. Then with a wheel fitted to the stretcher she was transported another 400-metres or so, to the waiting ambulance. We wish her well for a speedy recovery.
Many, many thanks to the Swaledale team for their invaluable assistance – always good to work together, sharing ideas and seeing different equipment options in action. Twelve Cleveland Team members were involved with a similar number from Swaledale MRT, for approximately 1.5-hours plus return travel time back to homes, work and our respective Bases.
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